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Tony Wroten (low back strain) is listed as a game-time decision tonight against the Pelicans.

Wroten's main Fantasy value came while Michael Carter-Williams was sidelined, so if you have not already dropped Wroten look to find an active replacement that will give you production now and who will have more consistent minutes.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Update: Salvador Perez and the Royals are still in talks for a new contract.

Perez is one of the best all around catchers in the game and the Royals would be smart to lock him up to a long term contract. Perez is a solid fantasy catcher as he contributes across the board but is still only 25 years old and he still has some room to grow in the home run department. Perez should be one of the top catchers taken off the board in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Christopher Diaz

Rick Porcello, who worked out at JetBlue Park on Monday, says he’s moved on from the 2015 debacle in which he had the highest ERA (4.92) and loss total (15) of his seven-year career.

After signing a long term contract with the Red Sox for the 2015 season, Porcello went out and had one of the worst years of his career. Porcello should be able to bounce back after his miserable season and could be a decent late round option in your upcoming fantasy baseball drafts.  Analysis: Christopher Diaz

Head Coach Erik Spoelstra's odd treatment of Hassan Whiteside continues to baffle everyone.

Erik Spoelstra has played smaller lineups in the fourth quarter of some games and has left Whiteside's shot blocking ability on the bench due to the lack of Whiteside's ability to shoot free throws. Whiteside's ability to block shots, rebound the basketball and his high field goal percentage make him a must start in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Christopher Diaz

Devin Harris will not play Tuesday.

Harris has missed several games and hasn't practiced with the team at all. Harris will probably remain out until after the All-Star break. Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will continue to see extra minutes until Harris can make his return. Harris has zero fantasy value until he can make his return to the court. Analysis: Christopher Diaz

Elliot Williams has signed with Panathinaikos of the Greek league.

Williams was the leading scorer in th D-League before he signed his 10 day deal with the Grizzlies in January. Williams will now head overseas and has completely fallen off the fantasy radar. Analysis: Christopher Diaz

Law enforcement sources in Philadelphia have said to expect an arrest warrant for RB LeSean McCoy with a self-surrender by mid-week.

Regardless of whether McCoy is guilty or not he will clearly be facing some sort of suspension and potentially might even be cut by the team depending on the outcome of the investigation. Analysis: Christopher Diaz

Tim Lincecum's (elbow) agent, Rick Thurman, will watch his client throw on Wednesday.

After Lincecum's throwing session the agent and his client will come up with a plan of action as to when he will have a throwing session for teams that are interested in Lincecum's services for the 2016 season. The Orioles, Rangers and Marlins are all interested in Lncecum. Lincecum will have to show his ability before any team will sign him or before anyone can speculate on his fantasy value going forward.  Analysis: Christopher Diaz

P.J. Tucker scored 16 points (7-10 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with five rebounds, two assist and five steals over 46 minutes in Monday's 122-106 loss to the Thunder.

After failing to score a single point in his previous game on Saturday, so this performance clearly got him back on track although it was in a losing effort. Now averaging 8.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.6 steals over his last five games, Tucker remains a fringe fantasy player in deep league formats, even with his minutes at a high level.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Archie Goodwin scored 20 points (6-14 FGA, 8-10 FTA) with four rebounds and seven assists over 42 minutes in Monday's 122-106 loss to the Thunder.

Goodwin continues to have himself a nice run in the absence of Brandon Knight, as he is now averaging 15.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.0 three-pointers over his last five games. Although his production is going to go down once he is moved back to a bench role, as long as his minutes remain respectable there is no reason to think he can't be a solid deep league contributor while being a solid offensive threat at the very least.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Markieff Morris scored 23 points (7-14 FGA, 9-13 FTA) with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block over 32 minutes in Monday's 122-106 loss to the Thunder.

Morris has really picked up the pace since returning to the Suns' starting lineup as he is now averaging 19.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 steals over his last five games. With the trade deadline approaching, there is a chance Morris gets dealt to a new team before the end of the month, but even if he remains in the desert, Morris remains a solid start in most formats while his minutes are up.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Dion Waiters scored 15 points (5-11 FGA, 3-5 FTA) going 2-for-7 from three-point range with one rebound, four assists, three steals and one block over 41 minutes in Monday's 122-106 win against the Suns.

After scoring only 12 points over his last two games, Waiters reached that total and then some on Monday night as he connected on 45.5 percent of his field goals in his team's fourth win in five games. Despite a nice showing, Waiters is averaging only 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.2 steals over his last five games, so there is no reason to run to the waiver wire to acquire his services after one above average performance.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Russell Westbrook scored 29 points (8-19 FGA, 11-12 FTA) going 2-for-5 from three-point range with eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals over 36 minutes in Monday's 122-106 win against the Suns.

Westbrook has been outstanding of late, as he is now averaging 24.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 three-pointers over his last five games. Having logged three triple-doubles over that same stretch, Westbrook continues to be one of the best fantasy players to own this season and there is no sign of him slowing down anytime soon so fantasy owners should just sit back and enjoy the show as we head into the All-Star break.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Kevin Durant scored 32 points (11-21 FGA, 5-5 FTA) going 5-for-8 from three-point range with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks over 38 minutes in Monday's 122-106 win against the Suns.

Durant has now scored 32 or more points in four of his last five games as he continues to have himself a great season while averaging 27.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.4 three-pointers through 46 games. With a lot of attention being placed on his upcoming free-agency, it clearly isn't effecting his production on the court as he remains one of the elite options to own this season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points (5-10 FGA, 1-3 FTA) going 1-for-2 from three-point range with 12 rebounds, four assists and one block over 31 minutes in Monday's 116-102 loss to the Pelicans.

Dieng has been a double-double machine of late, as he has now reached that plateau in four of his last five games. As long as his playing time remains consistent (35.6 MPG over his last five games), there is no reason he should be taking out of starting lineups while being productive in the paint for the lowly Timberwolves.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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